As the company grows we are forever seeing opportunities to expand our product portfolio. Here at Custom Fittings, Aerospace testing is the newest division of the company. Our first Aerospace order came some 16 years ago but today now known as the Aerospace Testing division is evolving every day to meet the demands of the ever changing aerospace industry.
What does the Aerospace Testing Division do?
Some years ago we witnessed expensive ‘flight’ parts being used on for ground based testing, whether it was the entire fitting or one end being chopped off and welded to another fitting to have the necessary terminations. We realised this was a means to an end, but very unnecessary, and with potential leak points, this was the catalyst for us to embark on a journey to create ground based testing adaptors and hose fittings that were every bit identical to the ‘flight’ parts. The necessary Research and development took a considerable investment, the man hours, the standards and the product testing costs seemed to escalate but never losing sight of the end goal we eventually succeeded in creating a product that was suitable for aerospace testing that was every bit as identical to the more expensive flight part.
To the naked eye it is impossible to tell the difference between the two, our testing adaptors and hose fittings are made to the exact same standards as flight parts and are inspected in accordance to our ISO 9001 accreditation and the relevant standard of the adaptor that is being manufactured. An adaptor for testing needs to be every bit identical and conform to the Aerospace standards. This was the challenge for Custom Fittings, to manufacture affordable ‘not for flight’ aerospace adaptors and hose fittings that are suitable for aerospace testing.
We can now produce fittings and adaptors suitable for ground based testing to any Military, aerospace or defence standards (AS, MS, NAS and many more). We manufacture the products to order so you can be assured you are getting the connection and the testing adaptor you require with no leak points because we will create the items one piece.
We are proud of our achievements with the Aerospace testing division. The early efforts have been rewarded with some of the biggest companies within the aerospace industry now keeping stocks of our testing adaptors.